Cows do think and have emotions. I worked the largest slaughterhouse on the planet, Iowa Beef (now run by Tyson Foods Inc). We killed 200 cattle an hour. When the cattle were moving close to the kill spot, they would weep, crying with big tears trembling with fear – Jeff Lerch, ex-slaughterhouse worker
Lerch’s reflection of his nightmarish and emotion rattling last moments with the cattle herded for the fatal blow in the slaughterhouse should rattle the sensibilities of the people.
Lerch goes on to recount: “You can smell the blood when you’re getting close, and I am sure they knew what’s up. The unborn baby calfs had the blood sucked out of them before taking a breath, then thrown into what would become dog food. I have stories that can make your hair stand on end. Cows have emotions, just like your dog or cat and farm kids would have them as pets until parents would sell them to make your hamburger.””
Words by Divine Web now viral on social media.